By Ekta Chanana Last Updated:
A successful marriage is all about arguing on random stuff and forgetting about the big fights over a cup of hot tea. Every day is like a new surprise and without even realising you are celebrating your golden anniversary together. But in the world of glam and glitz, marriages break within seconds and celebrity couples part ways on petty issues when things start crumbling. However, one couple that has lived a happily life together ever since they laid their eyes on each other is Ajay Devgan and Kajol. (Recommend Read: Sania Mirza's Son, Izhaan Follows Father, Shoaib Malik's Footsteps, Shows His Favourite 'Sweep' Shot)
Ajay and Kajol are the perfect examples of opposites attract each other. While Kajol is like a chirpy little bird and the centre of attraction of every party, Ajay is more of an introvert, whose work speaks for him. On February 24, 1999, Kajol and Ajay had tied the knot and together they are nurturing their two kids - Nysa and Yug. While the entire world had stated that their marriage will not work, Kajol and Ajay shut their mouths by creating a strong union. And we cannot believe that this year they are going to complete 21 years.
Recently, in an interview with Humans Of Bombay, Kajol talked about her love story in detail. She shared her first meeting with Ajay and said, "We met 25 years ago, on the sets of Hulchul–I was ready for the shot & asked, ‘Where’s my hero?’ Someone pointed him out–he was broodily sitting in a corner. So 10 minutes before I met him, I bitched about him! We began talking on set & became friends. was dating someone at the time & so was he–I’ve even complained about my then-boyfriend to him! Soon, we both broke up with our significant others. Neither of us proposed–it was understood that we were to be together. It went from hand-holding to a lot more before we knew it! We used to go for dinners & so many drives–he lived in Juhu & I, in South Bombay, so half our relationship was in the car! My friends warned me about him–he had quite a reputation. But he was different from me–that’s all I knew." (Also Read: Ishaan Khatter Reveals The Tactic He Follows To Enter His Brother, Shahid Kapoor's House)
Kajol further revealed how her father wasn't happy with her decision of marrying Ajay, "We’d been dating for 4 years, when we decided to get married. His parents were on board, but my dad didn’t talk to me for 4 days. He wanted me to focus on my career, but I was firm & he eventually came around. Again, there was no proposal–we just knew we wanted to spend our lives together."
Kajol also shared an interesting detail from her wedding and said that Ajay tried to bribe the pandit to rush the wedding. She said, "We got married at home & gave the media the wrong venue–we wanted it to be our day. We had a Punjabi ceremony & a Marathi one! I remember, during the pheras Ajay was desperately trying to get the pandit to hurry up & even tried to bribe him!"
We all know Kajol's bindaas attitude and her love for kids, but not many know that before embracing motherhood she had two miscarriages. In the same interview, she opened up on the same and said, "I wanted a long honeymoon–so we travelled to Sydney, Hawaii, Los Angeles… But 5 weeks into it, he fell sick & said, ‘Baby, book me on the next flight home!’ We were supposed to do Egypt, but we cut it short.Over time, we began planning to have kids. I was pregnant during K3G, but had a miscarriage. I was in the hospital that day–the film had done so well, but it wasn’t a happy time. I had another miscarriage after that–it was tough. But eventually, it worked out–we had Nysa & Yug & our family’s complete."
Kajol further added, "We’ve been through so much–we’ve formed our own company, Ajay’s on his 100th film & every day we’re building something new. Life with him is content–we’re not too romantic or anything–we care for each other. If I’m thinking idiotic things, it’ll come out of my mouth without a filter & vice versa. Like right now I’m thinking that he owes me a trip to Egypt!"
Last year on their 20th wedding anniversary, Kajol had shared a funny 'happily ever after' in pyjama story. She had posted a video and had captioned it as “Me: So what do you want to do today Ajay: I don’t know what do u want to do Me: what do u feel like Ajay: Let’s just stay in and order some good food Me: Perfect! And they lived happily ever after in pajamas.” Take a look at the video below:
In a throwback interview with the HT Brunch, Kajol had shared her thoughts on marriage. She had said, "Contrary to what you may believe about marriage, it’s not all rosy in the beginning. Initially, you’re trying to please each other, feeling your way around, so it’s difficult to take the relationship to the next level. Only when the storm has settled, and the routine has set in – when you’ve seen the good, bad, indifferent sides of each other – does your relationship evolve. We work at our marriage. We see it as a structure that we need to look after." (Don't Miss: Kareena Kapoor Khan Speaks About The Whopping Salary That Taimur Ali Khan's Nanny Gets)
Well, Ajay and Kajol is definitely an inspiration for all the married couples! What do you think?